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    Kennedy and Khrushchev

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    Latin America. However, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev forced his position in Cuba, ultimately countering U.S. occupation by deploying Soviet troops and maintaining communist influence in the region. Khrushchev believed that U.S. invasion in Cuba was imminent and prepared to fight against American troops. The Vienna Summit in 1961 outlined the desire to takeover Berlin, a crucial European city for American and Soviet presence during the Cold War. Khrushchev and the Soviet Union approached the United

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    there kept both nations on high alert.” In addition to Nikita Khrushchev, Fidel Castro was not a fan of The U.S. either. “In early 1962 the Kennedy administration had excluded Cuba from Alliance for Progress aid” and “helped lead an effort that resulted in the expulsion of Cuba from the Organization of American States as well the economic embargo on the island.” Put very simply, both men despised the United States. This put Khrushchev in a unique position to aid Castro in a potential retaliation

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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    April 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev conceived the idea of placing intermediate-range ballistic missiles in Cuba. Placing IRBM in Cuba would double the Soviet strategic arsenal and provide a real deterrent to a potential U.S. attack against the Soviet Union or Cuba. In mid-July of 1962 the Soviet Union began its buildup of offensive weapons in Cuba. The fate of millions literally hinged upon the ability of two men, President John F. Kennedy and Premier Nikita Khrushchev. The near destruction of

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    The Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest the world has ever been to a nuclear war which would have doomed the human race. For thirteen days the world was scared to death of what could happen. In a nutshell, the Soviet Union under leadership of Nikita Khrushchev tried to counter the lead of the United States in developing and deploying strategic missiles. The Soviet Union or USSR knew of the missiles the United States had set up in Turkey. (Garthoff) To gain first strike capabilities they reached an

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    support of Fidel Castro's Cuban regime, and in the summer of 1962, Nikita Khrushchev secretly decided to install ballistic missiles in Cuba. President Kennedy and the other leaders of our country were faced with a horrible dilemma where a decision had to be made. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara outlined three possible courses of action for the president: "The political course of action" of openly approaching Castro, Khrushchev, and U.S. allies in a gambit to resolve the crisis diplomatically

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    came together and were relatively truthful with one another, this sense of unease only grew. Each leader made distinct arguments with unique underlying assumptions and implicit themes. The arguments and remarks presented by John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev at the Vienna Summit contributed to the growing bifurcation of the United States and the Soviet Union and helped set the

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    Cuban Missile Crisis

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    "It is insane that two men, sitting on opposite sides of the world, should be able to decide to bring an end to civilization." (John F. Kennedy) The Cuban Missile Crisis struck fear in the United States and across the world. Patience and smart planning was needed to avert a major world conflict. During the Cuban Missile Crisis, the United States was forced to act in order to halt the Soviet influence in the west, safeguard itself and to protect the world. The rise of the crisis came without warning

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    fidel castro

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    The United States of America is a country that believes in democracy and has unfavorable ties with communist countries. The United States has tried for decades to improve relations with the countries that don’t practice democracy. History shows disagreements between the United States and dictators of these irreverent countries, disagreements that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. The most recent of these confrontations involved three countries. United States of America, Cuba and the

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    Cuban Missile Crisis-Individual, Realism

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    days of 1962, John F. Kennedy and the United States braced for a nuclear attack that nobody was sure was coming. On the other side Nikita Khrushchev was hungry for power after being dominated by the U.S. for years during the long years of the Cold War. Khrushchev wanted to have the nuclear upper hand in the western hemisphere. With the help of Fidel Castro, Khrushchev could put nuclear weapons in Cuba. To view this crisis I chose the individual level of analysis because it is very easy to take that

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    were discovered in Cuba, a mere 90 miles south of the United States. Given the communist ties between Cuba and the USSR, this poised a considerable threat to our national security. Throughout the 14 days the two leaders, John F. Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev struggled to clearly understand each others‘ genuine intentions. Actions taken by each state during this crisis demonstrates the realist point of view, in a variety of ways. The fundamentals of Realism will be explored and explained along with

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